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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 174 PROFILES IN ART

Caravaggio (1571-1610)

GOING FOR BAROQUE

 

At a time when art depicted religious subjects with reverence and veneration, a young, bold Italian artist called Caravaggio broke from tradition and painted Biblical themes and figures with a realism few had attempted previously. Caravaggio depicted subjects more genuinely, which meant showing the less favorable reality of the often unsightly, sometimes dirty human form. He even selected ordinary people from off the streets to model for him.

 

Caravaggio’s paintings reveal an intensity and power unmatched by any other artist of his day thanks to his revolutionary implementation ...

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